Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Winter Storm Warning for western Washington was lifted yesterday afternoon. The low pressure tracked 100 miles farther north than originally predicted and the cold Arctic air is bottled up temporarily over central British Columbia, giving us a reprieve. The cold air will spill out this afternoon. My drive to SeaTac this afternoon should present no problems as far as snow, perhaps an icy spot here and there. I fly into Salt Lake tonight to make a connection to Elko. Salt Lake is under a Winter Storm Warning as the same Arctic air mass pushes a strong cold front into that area. Forecast for Elko tonight is 30% snow showers, down to 17 degrees; tomorrow 40% snow showers, up to 27 degrees. Things will be different up in the Snake Mountains where I'm headed on Sunday.